Celebrate Andersonville’s eclectic independent businesses community this holiday season

Held on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving (this year November 26), Small Business Saturday celebrates independent business owners during the bustling holiday season. Shopping local is an easy way for anyone to support independent businesses and help neighborhoods thrive, and in Chicago, one of the best places to get in on the fun is Andersonville. […]

Welcome to Pineappleland: Summer in Andersonville

Spend Your Summer in Andersonville I’ve always loved pineapple. I brought some with me to the first Midsommarfest I worked with the Andersonville Chamber Commerce as an energizing snack I could quickly eat while making loops around the festival footprint. I put a note on the container of my pre-cut organic fruit to show it […]

Summer Starts Here

Midsommarfest takes place June 10-12 Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, and Andersonville is just one of the neighborhoods nestled on its north side. First established as a farming community in the 1850s, the retail district we know today began as an enclave of small businesses started by Swedish immigrants who moved north to escape […]